Monthly Archives: March 2010

Variety of Fish Species in Naples

Variety of Fish Species, Naples FLMost sport fishing parties we take out are hoping to catch Red, Gag and Black Grouper or Mangrove Snapper. While we catch our fair share of Grouper and Snapper there is also a wide variety of other fish to target and catch. For eating, Porgies and Silver Snapper are every bit as good as Mangrove Snapper and easily caught on just about every charter. We also will be catching Permit, Cobia, Barracuda and Goliath Grouper on the offshore wrecks and ledges as the waters of the Gulf of Mexico continue to warm. Warm waters also bring the annual migration of Spanish and King Mackerel through our area. These fish will appear shortly and be caught on just about every conceivable bait. They are always hungry and ready to feed. Nowhere in the the United States is a wider variety of both sport and table fare for your seafood recipes as readily available as here in Naples and Marco Island, Florida.

Naples FL – Spring Break Fishing!

Spring Break Fishing, Naples FLDaylight savings time signals the beginning of spring and spring break for a host of students. Many of which are coming to Naples for the great charter fishing as well as fantastic beaches and nightlife. Fishing charters going out on the Alabama right now are finding the fishing to be red hot for mangrove snappers, gag grouper and amberjack. We are catching lots of nice sized grouper but, the season is closed until April 1, so we are having to release them right now. They are being trained in how to take a bait so that when the grouper season opens next week the fishing should be unbelievable. Stay tuned for our grouper updates next week from Naples Fishing Charters out of Port of Call Marina in downtown Naples, Florida.

Naples FL Fishing – March 22nd Fishing Report

Naples FL Fishing ReportWith grouper season closed until April 1 charter fishing parties departing Naples are seeking charter boats that will produce food for the dinner table. Captain Kraig has perfected some techniques that are sure fire ways to trick the wily mangrove snapper. Mangroves have as good of eyesight as any fish we catch here in the Gulf of Mexico. Our best catches of big mangroves usually occurs because one of three circumstances are present. If you are fishing in muddy water or at night snappers can’t see the hook and strike more due to smell than sight. When the water is clear mangrove snapper, especially the bigger ones, detect the fishing line and hook and shy away from the baits. When this occurs we go down to very light (6 pound mono) monofilament or fluorocarbon and 1/0 hooks to camouflage our offerings. This will often be the key to catching a nice basket of mangrove and yellowtail snapper. The next time you are having trouble getting bites think small and drop down in size of your tackle. We guarantee that you will see more action.